Lược Sử: Việt Ảnh Mỹ Vân được thành lập vào năm 1952 tại Hà Nội với cuốn phim đầu tay mang tựa đề "Cô Gái Việt", cùng hai diễn viên chính Lan Hương và Thanh Hương. Năm 1954, hãng phim di cư vào Saigon và đổi tên thành Mỹ Vân Điện Ảnh, toạ lạc tại Số 6 Ngô Thời Nhiệm, Quận 3. Từ đó cho ra đời các tác phẩm: "Áo Dòng Đẫm Máu", "Quan Âm Thị Kính", “Người Đẹp Bình Dương”, "Bẫy Ngầm", "Vết Thù Trên Lưng Ngựa Hoang", "Điệu Ru Nước Mắt", "Năm Vua Hề Về Làng", "Quái Nữ Việt Quyền Đạo", "Triệu Phú Bất Đắc Dĩ", "Người Chồng Bất Đắc Dĩ", "Đứa Con Trong Lửa Đỏ", "Sau Giờ Giới Nghiêm", "Sợ Vợ Mới Anh Hùng", "Chân Trời Tím", "Việt Nam Trong Ly Loạn".
Sau biến cố 30 tháng 4, ông bà chủ hãng phim là ông Lưu Trạch Hưng và vợ bà Nguyễn Lưu Mỹ Vân đã lên tàu di cư tìm tự do. Tối ngày 5 tháng 5 năm 1975, ra khơi tại Hà Tiên, hai ông bà đi cùng một cô con gái nuôi. Cả gia đình 3 người mang theo được 5 cây vàng, quần áo, và 200 thùng sắt chứa tổng cộng 9 bộ phim nhựa thể loại 35mm và 16mm, mỗi thùng phim nặng gần 20kg.
Sau khi định cư tại San Francisco, California, hãng phim vẫn tiếp tục phục vụ cộng đồng người Việt tại Hoa Kỳ và toàn Hải Ngoại dưới hình thức cho các hội đoàn thuê phim và mua bản quyền phân phối phim của các nước khác như Hong Kong, Ấn Độ và Nhật. Hãng phim đổi tên lần thứ ba thành "My Van Films" và chính thức được Hoa Kỳ bảo vệ thương hiệu, bản quyền cho 9 cuốn phim đã sản xuất tại Việt Nam và vượt biển qua đây.
Background: Founded in 1952, in Hanoi, Vietnam. My Van Films was originally name "Việt Ảnh Mỹ Vân" with the first feature titled "Cô Gái Việt". In 1954, the country of Vietnam divided into two with Communism in the north and the Republic to the south. The company then moved to Saigon, south of Vietnam, and re-named to "Mỹ Vân Điện Ảnh". From Saigon, many feature titles have been made included "Áo Dòng Đẫm Máu", "Quan Âm Thị Kính", “Người Đẹp Bình Dương”, "Bẫy Ngầm", "Vết Thù Trên Lưng Ngựa Hoang", "Điệu Ru Nước Mắt", "Năm Vua Hề Về Làng", "Quái Nữ Việt Quyền Đạo", "Triệu Phú Bất Đắc Dĩ", "Người Chồng Bất Đắc Dĩ", "Đứa Con Trong Lửa Đỏ", "Sau Giờ Giới Nghiêm", "Sợ Vợ Mới Anh Hùng", "Chân Trời Tím", "Việt Nam Trong Ly Loạn".
After the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, the owners Hung Trach Luu and his wife My Van Luu fled Saigon by boat on the night of May 5, 1975. Carried with them on the fishing boat were their 7-year-old adopted daughter, 5 ounces of gold, and 200 metal canisters containing 9 movies titles the company have made in 16mm and 35mm film negatives, with each canister weights approximately 50lbs. After settling in San Francisco, California, the company registered for its trademark protection with the USPTO under "My Van Films" and had all 9 titles registered for copyright protection through the United States Copyright Office.
Mission Statement: To serve the Overseas Vietnamese community with the highest artistic standard cinema productions.
Vision: Change the world one frame at a time.
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